Following several open-air programmes, musical life is resuming at the Hungarian State Opera – outdoors. On 19 August 2020, the eve of the National Holiday, the park surrounding the new venue called Eiffel Art Studios will host a massive gala programme featuring the artists of the Hungarian State Opera and one of the most popular tenors of our time: Jonas Kaufmann.
Beginning with 1 July, guided tours are available again at the Opera House. English language tours take place daily at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Tours in Hungarian are offered at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.
The Hungarian National Ballet, the 136-year-old official ballet company of the Hungarian State Opera, announces an online audition upon invitation for soloists and corps de ballet with contracts starting from 15 July 2020 or 1 October for soloists, and 15 July 2020 for corps de ballet (depending on the applicants’ work visa requirements). Applications by classically trained, professional male and female ballet dancers are welcome. Outstanding technique and qualities are a must.
Musical life is resuming at the Eiffel Art Studios – outdoors. The park surrounding the Art Studios will host a massive gala programme featuring the artists of the Hungarian State Opera and one of the most popular tenors of our time: Jonas Kaufmann.
Dear Visitors and Customers,
The management of the Hungarian State Opera would like to express their gratitude (also on behalf of the sales team) for the patience and understanding shown by their customers in the past weeks and without whom the institute would have no future. The artists and employees of the Opera are determined to do their best to reward all the love and trust once the epidemic is over.
Although initially inclined to become a prose actor, his interest turned toward opera as a high-school student. In 1993 he was accepted into the chorus of the Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen, and was being given minor roles as early as his first season (the Notary in Don Pasquale and Biberach in Bánk bán). Meanwhile, he spent three years studying voice with Éva Mohos Nagy. In the spring of 1995 he jumped in to sing the role of Alfio in the premiere of an Italian-language production of Cavalleria rusticana, whereupon he was appointed a soloist. In June 1995, he sang the role of Belcore in the Second International Budapest Singing Competition, which was based around the roles of L'elisir d'amore. At the jury's request, he continued in the semi-finals as Dulcamara, and then went on to win the entire competition in this role. The victory in the international competition brought four appearances at the Opera House and six in Verona, in addition to which, he also received the opportunity to make his debut at the Erkel Theatre in 1996 in the role of Alfio. Since the autumn of 1996, he has been a soloist with the National Theatre of Szeged. He has made guest appearances at several opera galas in Austria and Germany, alongside leading luminaries of the opera world. He has also appeared at Oratorio recitals, including at the Matthias Church in Buda's Castle District, at Müpa Budapest, at Szeged Cathedral, and the basilicas of Győr and Eger. His repertoire consists of around 70 roles; with characters ranging from buffo basses to lyrical baritones to Verdi's heroic baritones, he has sung more than 40 principal roles in his career so far. It is the dramatic baritone roles for which he has the greatest affinity. In 2012 he sang Jago in Verdi's Otello at the Opera House, and since then has regularly appeared both there and at the Erkel Theatre in numerous principal roles. In 2013 he toured Japan with the Opera's production of La traviata. He made his debut at the Margaret Island Open-air Stage as King Solomon in Goldmark's opera Die Königin von Saba, and has been invited to portray Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La traviata there in 2016. Awards and recognitions: Dömötör Prize (2008, 2013 and 2015) Viktor Vaszy Prize (2008 and 2013) Named “Singer of the Season” by the Friends of the Opera Society of Szeged (multiple occasions) Principal roles: Verdi: Rigoletto – Rigoletto Verdi: Macbeth –Macbeth Verdi: La forza del destino –Don Carlos Verdi: Otello –Jago Verdi: Simon Boccanegra –Simon Boccanegra Verdi: La traviata –Giorgio Germont Verdi: Il trovatore –Count di Luna Verdi: Un ballo in maschera –Renato Verdi: Falstaff –Ford Verdi: Don Carlos –Marquis of Posa Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor –Lord Ashton Donizetti: Don Pasquale –Doctor Malatesta Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore –Dulcamara Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro –Count Almaviva, Bartolo Mozart: Don Giovanni –Masetto, Commendatore Puccini: Tosca –Scarpia Puccini: La bohème –Marcello Puccini: Manon Lescaut –Sergeant Lescaut Puccini: Madama Butterfly –Sharpless Puccini: Turandot –Ping Giordano: Andrea Chénier –Gérard Offenbach: Les contes de Hoffmann –Lindorf, Coppélius, Dapertutto, Dr. Miracle Ciléa: Adriana Lecouvreur –Michonnet Boito: Mefistofele –Mefistofele Berlioz: La damnation de Faust –Méphistophélès Gounod: Faust –Valentin Goldmark: Die Königin von Saba –King Salamon Strauss: Die Rosenkavalier –Faninal Erkel: Bánk bán –Petur bán Erkel: Hunyadi László –Miklós Gara Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini –Gianciotto Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana –Alfio Leoncavallo: Pagliacci –Tonio Rossini: La Cenerentola –Dandini Oratorios: Bach: St. John Passion Mozart: Mass in C minor Puccini: Messa di Gloria Brahms: German Requiem Orff: Carmina Burana Janáček: Glagolitic Mass Fauré: Requiem Liszt: The Legend of Saint Elizabeth